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Beautiful place: Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota

Marina di Camerota is one of the most picturesque resorts in the Cilento. If you want to spend your holiday in a warmly run hotel directly at the sea, you should take a look at Hotel Calanca. It is just a few meters from a wide sandy beach.
Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota

Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota

In the south of Naples lies the beautiful region of Cilento, a natural park with a long coastline, mountains and forests. Surrounded by golden sand beaches and bays, lies Marina di Camerota, a beautiful seaside resort away from the mass tourism.
In April 2017 we spent there a week at the 3 star Hotel Calanca. Still we remind the wonderful sea view from our room, the delicious food and the warm hospitality of Andrea Bifulco and Valentina. Do we want to go back there? Of course – and soon.
Panorama view from our balcony

Panorama from our balcony

I prefer to spend the holidays with sea view and I appreciate the authentic local cuisine. This is why the Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota is just right for me. It is located directly on the sea, just 100 meters from the beautiful Calanca beach. The beach is at the end of the street.
Calanca beach lies at the end of this road

Calanca beach lies at the end of this road

Calanca beach

Calanca beach

Family run hotel with history

The owner Andrea Bifulco has taken over the hotel 2012 from his parents and continues to lead it in the third generation. His passion is the Cilento, its natural beauty and its culinary traditions. Andrea and Valentina are very hospitable and cordial. They organize excursions and made us feel like members of a family, because everything is arranged very personally and affectionately.
Friendly hosts: Andrea Bifulco and Valentina

Friendly hosts: Andrea Bifulco and Valentina

Walking distance to Piazza S. Domenico

The hotel is only five minutes‘ walk from Piazza S. Domenico, the heart of the village center. Also the harbour of Marina di Camerota, where many boat trips start to the picturesque Baia Infreschi, can be reached on foot. Excursions to the mountain village Camerota or to other places can also be organized by the hotel.
Marina di Camerota

Marina di Camerota

Rooms with stunning sea views and Wi-Fi

All in all, Hotel Calanca has 20 rooms, all with direct or side sea / village views and balcony. The rooms are nice, clean and functional, the mattresses are comfortable. The Wi-Fi in the hotel worked very well, also in the room. There is air conditioning, which can also be used as heating. For the evenings in this year’s cool April, the heating was really a nice thing.
On the balcony you can enjoy the panorama with a glass of wine. Also a small refrigerator with water for the excursions is available. A particularly nice view has the Calanca room on the 2nd floor.
Room with sea view

Room with sea view

Delicious breakfast with local products and cakes

In many Italian hotels the breakfast is a bit small. In Hotel Calanca there is a fine buffet with fresh rolls, homemade cakes, cheese, tomatoes, ham and fruit juices. A highlight are the warm Cornetti ! I especially liked the Sfogliatella, a pastry from Naples with ricotta filling.
Delicious Breakfast

Delicious Breakfast

Pool of Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota

In the summer, breakfast and half-board are also served on the terrace above the pool in the shade of olive trees. In the summer, there are sometimes evenings with Neapolitan music and singing. The pool we could not use in April, but we liked its facility with sea view.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Cooking course with excursions

Andrea and Luca (owner of Aura – www.aura-cilento.com) have set up a cooking course that teaches the Mediterranean cuisine of Cilento and the origin of their ingredients.
Read more about cooking classes: www.mediterraneancilentocooking.it

Hotel Calanca in Marina di Camerota: How to get there

Marina di Camerota is located on the coast of the Cilento region, south of Naples, Salerno and the ancient temples of Paestum. The nearest airport is Naples-Capodichino (NAP), from which Marina di Camerota is 180 km away. The journey from Naples airport to the hotel is easy. The hotel offers a airport pick-up service with a minibus. It takes around two and a half hours to the hotel. Transfers and excursions to the surrounding area: Infante travel.
Conclusion: Ideal hotel for nature lovers, beach tourists, hikers and friends of Italian culture.
Friendly host, excellent cuisine, rooms with sea view and a beautiful location. If you like, you can also take a cooking course with excursions.
Address and info:
Hotel Calanca ***
Via Luigi Mazzeo 18
884059, Marina di Camerota (SA), Italy
Parco Nazionale del Cilento
www.hotelcalanca.com
Note: This trip was a press tour, organized by the German tour operator „Cilentano – Natürlich Süditalien!“. Thanks a lot for this!